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Lissa Johnston
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Writer. History Nerd. Knowledge Junkie.
Writer. History Nerd. Knowledge Junkie.

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Keeping Score: Free E-Book Available With Email Signup
During the 1990s, I logged many hours in the stands and on the sidelines supporting my children as they played organized, competitive sports. I had plenty of other parents and grandparents for company. Often our conversation revolved around how much things ...

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Travel Is Enlightening (But Not Always Light)
Ellis County Courthouse Waxahachie, TX Back home now from a recent visit to Texas. The destination was nothing new. But traveling is always instructive if you pay attention. Some things I learned during my latest sojourn: General travel stuff The flight you...

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Ellis County Courthouse Waxahachie, TX Back home now from a recent visit to Texas. The destination was nothing new. But traveling is always instructive if you pay attention. Some things I learned during my latest sojourn: General travel stuff The flight you...

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I may not always look forward to it, but if I don't get some kind of exercise and instead spend all day with Butt In Chair, I'm not pleasant to be around.

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Remembrance of Memorial Days Past
Recently I was down the glorious Library of Congress digital collection rabbit hole, looking for something to post relevant to the Memorial Day holiday. Look what I found: It's an illustration from Puck Magazine from Memorial Day 1899. In case you can't rea...

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Ellen Ochoa: Still Leading The Way
Like many who grew up in the 1960s, I'm a huge space nerd and as a by-product also a big sci-fi fan. I'll shell out for just about any sci-fi movie. Watching  The Martian last fall, which BTW was fantastic (but as great as the movie was, of course the book ...

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Like many who grew up in the 1960s, I'm a huge space nerd and as a by-product also a big sci-fi fan. I'll shell out for just about any sci-fi movie. Watching  The Martian last fall, which BTW was fantastic (but as great as the movie was, of course the book ...

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Lissa Johnston commented on a post on Blogger.
I had to Google Brixham Bay - how fun - looks lovely! I see on Wiki there is an area nicknamed 'Cowtown' which by coincidence is also the nickname of Fort Worth, Texas which is an easy interstate drive from my home town of Dallas. Would never have guessed a beautiful seaside town would have the same nickname. Learn something new every day.

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Lissa Johnston commented on a post on Blogger.
I very much hope to visit Australia some day, so all travel blogging greatly appreciated! Agree the challenge helped me focus on what exactly it is I want to blog about in future. The idea of creating all 26 posts ahead of time appeals to me (as that is pretty much the exact opposite of what I did this year), but you make a good point about the immediacy that may be sacrificed in doing it that way.
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